New Models of 21st Century Education
21st Century Skills
Critical thinking and problem solving are essential skills for the 21st century. To get there, we must ensure that students can demonstrate their abilities in a wide variety of ways, including ICTs. Collaboration, creativity, and communication skills not only enable you to build those skills in yourselves, but also enhance your ability to make informed decisions and learn from and with each other. In short, your 21st century skills will enhance those of your students.
Teachers have their fingers on the pulse of a country’s most valuable asset: our children. Teacher leaders not only improve student achievement, but also the quality of life in their communities, region, and nation. Technical support must promote teacher leadership in classrooms and communities by enabling them with ICTs, fostering professional collaboration, enlisting their support in curriculum reform, and connecting educators with overall development objectives.
Educational change requires all stakeholders — government leaders, NGOs, community-based organizations, university consortia, mentors, teachers, parents, and students. Curriculum reform, teacher development, and measurement belong to countries, not us. They should be accessible, adoptable, measurable capacity-building efforts – from rural communities to the capitol city. We ensure that educational transformation can flourish for generations, on a country’s own terms